Saving Time All the Time?

No, the U.S. government hasn’t made daylight saving time permanent. 

If you dread changing the clocks twice a year, you’re not alone. But the ritual could become a thing of the past if the U.S. makes daylight saving time permanent.

Right now, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday of November.

Lawmakers have introduced legislation to make daylight saving time permanent throughout the country, citing alleged health and economic benefits.But the law has not passed.  A bill by Florida Senator Marco Rubio passed the U.S. Senate in the last Congress, but they recessed before the U.S. House acted on it. 

It is reported that Rubio will introduce the bill again this year in the Senate (Sunshine Protection Act) and it will also be introduced in the House. However, before it could go into effect next fall both houses would have to pass it and the President sign it.

Author Megan Loe writing on contributed to this report.